Today is the fifth anniversary of my mom's passing of total renal failure at Providence Tarzana Medical Center about 24 hours following emergency surgery.
It is unreal to think that five years have now passed. It seems like time passes faster after a family member passes away. It is already fifteen years since my dad passed away of lymphoma. I still miss them both.
I remember the night my mom died like it was yesterday. One blessing about the way she passed away: she didn't have to languish for years in a nursing home. She basically died on her feet, she would have wanted it that way.
She is also missed every day by family and friends.
The photo below was taken of the San Gabriel Mountains on the day of her funeral at Riverside National Cemetery by my cousin Julie.